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of san francisco. the hospital will use an estimated 20% less energy, 40% less water than regular buildings around san francisco. it will be a rooftop garden. we have light-reflecting roofing material. this is not only for the patients and there families, but to reduce the like which keeps our city cooler. we will use 30% less water to keep the hospital looking green. with today's economy, the part of the project we are most proud of is mayor lee has made it his main goal, but is creating jobs. we have over 140 local enterprise contractors involved with the project. it will be awarded at over $59 million. the project overall is tracking 30%, and with our contracts, that is at 41%. [applause] this partnership has also successfully placed graduates into the various jobs including bricklayers and ironworkers. a lot of jobs happy to be here. and finally, our collaboration exemplifies the vision. is started with mayor lee. a big hand for our former director. we partner with the community and the city family. and here today, we do the best job we can. i want to thank you all for having
to give us back is what they have already taken away from us. i will remind everybody they took over $20 million. it was $2 billion this year, $2.20 billion. that is about $20 million for us. they took away that last summer. we are not even getting any of this faq. when people say we are going to pass this and it is going to help us, it will help us better than none, but we have been basically in deficit, all the school districts. they are not making up the money they have already taken away from us. i wish i would share the optimism for the good things. having said that, we are still going to negotiate with our collective bargaining partners. we always have. we did in the last two years. obviously, the integration of having back those school days is paramount for all of us, because it is unfair to students and our employees. each day is about a half percent decrease in a much they earn. that is not fair. why should they be carrying the burden of this crisis alone? those are things that are critical to us. if moneys come available, of course that is something we are going to try to get g
you mentioned, and what if you tell us though name of your firm. one of the things that was mentioned is they coordinate with the other engineering and design people and the construction firm, and one of the major problems with these kinds of construction projects is coordination, making sure that everybody is building the same building and everything fits together right. in large measure, that is the architect's job. do you make sure that the structural stuff fits together, with the architecture and the mechanical? >> that is where we earn most of our money. >> that is difficult? >> no question, we had cahill come on board at the later stages of design to help with the construction, details, flexing of systems, that sort of thing. >> we're fortunate today to have john with us, who was a soil engineer. one of the design teams, one of the original first persons to be looking at this project is the soil engineer. they look at where the building will be built, what is the soil like, and how we make the building hit the ground. people say, you go down to bedrock. are we going down to bedr
look at the state of that church, and i used to live between jackson and -- i cannot remember the other street, washington -- and i know that church well. i used to vote at the elementary school. i know the neighborhood well and i know about the church. it was not in this shape until more recently. i have a hard time saying, gee, we should play this game again with a developer who, by the way, this is not their first time the radio. if you want to make changes to the project to work with the neighborhood, if you have had two years, a lot of time to work on this, even before the last hearing. i find it frustrating to the commissioners time and the public at large to have to have this conversation over and again when there is a very simple thing that we have asked, actually, early on, that was not done. we're not even talking about the building and at the scale. just talking about the bare minimum at this developer is from the community, is familiar with the planning process, unusual requests have not been made. i just find it really frustrating, frankly. in terms of ceqa, it is very clea
of the legislature? we will put less into deferral payment and we will use that money for non-k-12 services. we will use it for health services, child-care services. that is not what that money is for. this is more cuts to k-12 and just this week, by the way, we found out that our calculation was wrong so we will propose more cuts in mid-year. we have said so many times we cannot absorb these cuts and they keep getting bigger and bigger and bigger. with leadership and concurrence of our friends in the legislature. are they in a difficult position? they have to choose between services for poor people and services for poor kids in school, yes. our job is to make them make the right choice. as hard as we try, we have not done a good enough job or we have to admit we failed and say to my kids are the lowest priority. the lowest priority of the state, not the highest. we need to change. people need to engage in this and they need to know what is going on. this is so veiled and difficult. i am urging that we in our school district tried to make this as clear as possible which is tough. and find ways
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in the managed index funds, gus, good to have you on the program, thank you for joining us on the program. >>> thank you. >> so we got the jobs numbers out on friday, the unemployment rate at 8.2%, the number of jobs created, another big disappointment. 80 thousand jobs, what did you expect? and what do you think it tells us about the economy right now. >> well, the adp number came out the day before, people were very excited about the number, which was up. in fact when the labor department number came out it was really off a little bit from where people had previously expected it to be, a little bit of disappointment. it didn't surprise us. we expected weakness throughout the summer, we think the economy will start to improve in the latter part of the year, perhaps the latter part of the third quarter and fourth quarter. >> and as the economy has gotten worse, the federal reserve says we will be there if more stimulus is needed. we saw global moves, the bank of england and china, what is your outlook on the global economy? and is it all up to the feds at this point? >> well, i think it n
, nature gave us an opportunity with the earthquake. an unwelcomed change but nonetheless, taking down the decision that the people of san francisco had to make and mayor at the time about whether to take down the freeway or to shore it up and that decision to take it it down of course led to so many things south of market. the military decided they were going to close three military bases and this small, teeny tiny seen, 40 square miles and three bases which gave us opportunity for the presidio treasure island has been mentioned and of course very important to us, your neighbor here at hunters point. so all the mitigation, removal of poisons of the past and some of these places, they are all construction nirkt i evers. so -- initiatives. for this $10 million, for every dollar, there are 20 times more requests for the grant, so we were sort of pestering the secretary about what this would mean in transportation investment generating economic recovery. how we met the standard of that title. of course, since president obama became president, we have passed the recovery act, so much has
. i firmly believe that pe is a really important thing. it keeps us healthy. talk about prevention. this is prevention. it is a state-mandated requirement. i, too, have been threatened. it illustrates how far this subject will go and this issue will go that people will call you in your home all your having chant -- dinner and threaten you. that is incredible. and yet we have this resolution here today that gives them more. gives them our funds. let them supervise two schools with one instructor. because they did not comply with our requirement that its board set forward, and they are in violation of their own rules that every instructor must abide by the governing body of the school district in which they were, that we will extend them another year. if you can do this in good conscience, i am sorely disappointed in you. but i think this resolution goes too far and i am glad that our teachers came today because i have spoken to some of them and i said we might lose this vote but you have to speak up for your profession, your credential in, and also fourth escalation -- also for pe.
was general keith alexander who runs the national security agency under u.s. cyber command. sanger goes on to say that general alexander is one of the quote most important figures in washington that no one ever heard of. i guess that's not true anymore judging from this room. he also says that in rare moments when he talks in politics, general alexander is pretty soft spoken about america's vulnerability to such attacks. but said one senator in a classified setting like the one the other day, it's very different. i don't know what that means exactly what about what to expect from our speaker today, i do know we could not have a better speaker to address this subject. general alexander enrolled in the u.s. military academy in the class of 1974. it was a maybe the first post vietnam class of members of that class actually were joining an constitution whose future was very much in doubt. they may joke sometimes about themselves. but general david petraeus is one of the distinguished graduates of that class has said they also called themselves class of 74 pride of the corp. that class has p
-- leapfrog technology and be a national showcase for the use of technology. why not do that right here in san francisco, which is the innovation capital of the world as stated by mayor ed lee at your inauguration. and we are going to make that happen. going back to 2003 when make homer visited greg sur here is he sfpd and would ridicule him for how backward the police departments basically across the country were in technology, it may have taken us a while, but today we are here to announce that we have fulfilled mike homer's dream. his dream was to be ahead of technology, not along with it or behind it, but ahead of it. by equiping these cadets, soon to be police officers, with technology, as greg sur said, 30% more time on the streets of san francisco with the distance of -- the citizens of san francisco. that is a material change. like greg, i want to honor mike, mike's mom and her family who are here, who live just down the street, i think. so with that, sf-city is honored to be here, honored to be included, and i think we will help the city of san francisco continue to stay ahead of tech
us. a conversation with erin brockovich coming up right now. >> every community has a martin luther king boulevard. it's the cornerstone we all know. it's not just a street or boulevard, but a place where walmart stands together with your community to make every day better. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: erin brockovich is a long time and our mental and clean water advocate who inspired the film featuring julia roberts. the film is playing in select cities. here is a scene from "last call at theasis." >> every single state has e-mail me with some sort of problem. 25,000 inquiries in one month, to the point where i have started to create a map and what is staring us is we still have 700 more entries to input so we're able to start connecting the dots to get some kind of -- there is some money accounts -- so many accounts of contamination. >> you have a fish kill here. we have lost over 1 billion fish. there were buried on the beach with bulldozers. >> we would take a glass of water and it would smell like diesel fuel. my life is o
more of the important areas of science that are so important to all of us here at ucsf. thank you, leader pelosi. this is a great day today for us at ucsf mission bay and the entire mission bay community. the transportation secretary's announcement earlier today of a $10 million infrastructure investment in mission bay is yet another vote of confidence in the great city of san francisco and our dynamic mission bay community. the grant which the d.c. insiders call a tiger grant will drink infrastructure that is critical for ensuring access for program at ucsf mission bay. with respect to point out the $1.5 million 550-bed hospital. it will provide aid to women, children and cancer patients. construction is underway directly south of us scheduled to open in early 2015. more broadly, the transportation -- will be a key transit source for the full ufsf campus providing bike lines, pedestrian walkways and transit editions necessary to serve this vibe brant and still growing community. as the second largest provider of employment in the city continued success is key to our city and our
. this is just really a big, community win and a celebration for us all. >> to learn more about the helen diller playground in dolores park, go to sfrecpark.org. >> i'm sue desmond hell monday, i'm chancellor here at the university of san francisco. thank you. that's very nice. i'm very, very pleased on behalf of all of my colleagues here at university of california san francisco to welcome all of you to mission bay. if you haven't been here before, look around you. here we are, less than 10 years from the time this building first went up here at mission bay and now we're a thriving environment for science, teaching and patient care who are all focused on one most important thing. advancing health worldwide. [applause] i'm particularly -- that's good. that's worth applauding. i want to offer a heart felt welcome to leader pelosi and san francisco mayor ed lee. welcome to both of you. [applause] i also want to welcome members of the san francisco board of supervisors and other distinguished guests this afternoon. we're particularly honored to have leader pelosi here as we are very, very grateful
to release more key data including june figures tomorrow and second quarter gdp figures on friday. joining us now nor is associate director at taiji. walk us your biggest concern. >> clearly it's the eurozone and the united states, but just briefly on china you mentioned that the inflation data there was relatively slow. not necessarily. inflation itself, inflation or deflation doesn't really show necessarily how much the economy is growing or contracting. i mean certainly we know anyway that the purchasing managers index has been or producing price index as been going better. in part that's due to a drop in commodity prices so doesn't necessarily show you that the economy itself is slowing that much. in manufacturing as we know the figures for june were just about 50% but still that's not contracting either. in the u.s. who can be surprised that there's some issue with manufacturing growth, there's a lot of going to europe and united states. in june the service sector numbers, they were very strong and in fact you had the number coming in at 67.7, fastest growth in three months and 43% of th
to it you have to use the one in the street. pg and e put all the meters outside the houses in a lot of the neighborhoods, these are pretty easy to get to. they are easy to find. if you can find the little round circle in the sidewalk. if you look directly at the house you will find this meter and this shut off on the ground floor. in is a closeup of the shut off. in is the wrench i recommend you you use it for other things. they are cheap and they will work. this is great because you can use it somewhere else if you have to. an adjustable open end wrench. a diagram are off/on. shut off valve. another shut off coming out of the dirt. another problem you have a wrench that doesn't quite work. we like to leave the wrenches next to the shut off. tie is off with a wire. we will cover it again. when you shut off the gas. if the build's's collapsed good idea to shut it off there are probably pipes broken and you can have a gas leak. if you smell gas, leave the /tkaors open, don't operate electric switches that will cause a spark. don't use your cell phone. use the cell phone outside or a n
the mayor and mayor's office stop organizing this together us and the district offices. i am good to participate in my first budget process as a supervisor and am glad to see some of the concerned residents from districts 5 and 6. last year, i was on that side organizing, so it is different to be on the side of the spectrum. this is your are to be to let the mayor and the border supervisors know what is important to you. it is a chance to tell us how you want us to spend the city's money. i want to encourage everyone to share your thoughts and concerns. please understand everyone may not get a chance to speak tonight but there will be other opportunities to voice your opinion. you can always feel free to keep me and my staff busy by calling or visiting our office, or any of the other 11 supervisors' offices to let them know your priorities for this year's budget. there has been a lot of effort into producing this event. thank you to my staff, the staff of supervisor kim, and the mayor's office. before they take over, i want to introduce mayor edwin lee, to give his remarks, and to
,000 inquiries in one month, to the point where i have started to create a map and what is staring us is we still have 700 more entries to input so we're able to start connecting the dots to get some kind of -- there is some money accounts -- so many accounts of contamination. >> you have a fish kill here. we have lost over 1 billion fish. there were buried on the beach with bulldozers. >> we would take a glass of water and it would smell like diesel fuel. my life is over without my water. >> six of our neighbors have had brain tumors and half of them ed. it was like, it is in the water. we have to get the kids out of here, we have to do something. >> i cannot just talk to you because it makes me think what is going on in arizona and alabama and washington and texas, because it is happening everywhere. tavis: we obviously did not plan this, i did not buy you have worked on the set days ago. you were at one of the superfund sites in this extreme heat. i was in north carolina with 105 degree temperatures every day. the conversation with this heat wave could be more -- could not be more auspicious.
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.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. a record-setting heat wave in the eastern u.s. is starting to ease after two weeks of scorching temperatures. the heat wave has been blamed for causing at least 74 deaths from the midwest to the east coast, including 18 people around chicago and 13 people in maryland. all-time highs hit major cities including philadelphia, washington, said louis, indianapolis, and louisville, with more than 4500 heat records broken overall. dry conditions and a lack of rain are also devastating corn crops across the plains, which faces its worst drought in 25 years. although eastern states will see a respite, western states are facing a potential heat wave that could bring record highs later this week. to see our coverage of the latest u.s. heat wave and global warming, go to democracynow.org. president obama is expected to resume a long-running dispute with republicans to the of the bush era tax cuts that favor the wealthy and plunge the nation as a further deficit. in a rose garden address, obama will renew his call to limit the tax cuts extension to those
>> can you get him on the radio and have him we've to us. -- and have him wave to us. there is a job. >> there is no bathroom. we will not discuss that. >> the safety rules say there have to be some provision. >> there is a provision. >> don't stand under. >> we have a couple of different kinds of cranes around the city. we have a fixed height crane, like this, and then we have some that are climbing cranes. >> this is a free standing crane, not bolted down. about all of these big concrete waits? >> 160 pounds of concrete is the ballast week. >> did you have to pour a big foundation under that? >> this is a construction method that we get to, we work with the contractor. we get a load from the crane manufacturer, figure out the downward load and the overturn load. we then make sure that the foundation can take that load. also, all the anchors on the floor are adequate. >> why would you do this instead of fastening it to a fixed base? >> this crane is not part of the foundation system, so it is out board of the structure. basically, it is something that worked well wit
of them have to get orientation like a driver's license and how to ride a bike, because some people use them as a tool, and some people have used them as a tool to kill innocent constituents. we need some reports of that. thank you very much. >> members, directors of san francisco and the government, i am not sure who this is directed at, because it was done in so fast of a fashion, i could not understand what was happening. somebody is a citizen and they actually want to pay attention to government and listening on sfgtv or sitting in audience having someone go through it really does not help. i look at this and say we have flagged projects that are at risk or have sound and -- shown indications that it may, at risk for missing timely deadlines or have delivery issues that could result in some of it scope, schedule, cost or funding changes. i heard nothing about what projects were behind, how far they were behind, what was being done to catch up, what needed to be done to catch up, when the deadlines were, what the cost would be if we did not meet the deadlines or any of the informatio
that overall crime in chicago is down and so is crime nationally. the police here tell us that july is the worst month for murders, saturday the worst day, 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. the worst hour. today the mayor announced a new attack on gangs and we'll have our interview with the mayor in just a moment but we'll start with this last weekend. 17 new shootings, and dean reynolds was at the hospital to meet them. >> reporter: at the cook county trauma unit in chicago's strojer hospital, one ambulance after another delivers victims of the gang violence that just won't stop. >> we'll be doing a whole bunch to you right now. >> reporter: this unit treats about 1,500 gunshots and stabbings a year. >> something's beneath that! >> reporter: in the first six months of this year, chicago had 22% more murders than new york, a city with five and a half million more people. >> we have to assume the worst case mechanism. >> reporter: in the midst of the mayhem is dr. fred starr, who was in charge of the unit this weekend. >> i've seen more people probably this year who have been caught in the cro
people were standing in the streets saying obama, obama, where are you, you have forsaken us, given up on us, and president obama did. he turned his back on the reform movement in iran because at that point he thought he was going to negotiate with the iranian regime and convince them and charm them out of their nuclear plans. so that's where we are in the arab spring movement. the second thing that we are today, i think this is the greatest threat to american security in the immediate sense is iran's nuclear weapons program. iran has tried to do two things. they want a nuclear weapons, they want to be a nuclear weapons state, they are working fast and furiously towards possession of nuclear weapons, and at the same time, they want to expand to the entire region. they want to be the most powerful country in the persian gulf region in the middle east writ large. why? because that is the check point of world's oil. 40% of the world's exported oil goes through the strait of hormuz. that's past the iranian border. if iran controls the strait of hormuz and controls the persian gulf region,
this intersection. and how to accommodate many modes end users. this is a street that is well used by cars. a number of muni lines go across broadway or long runway. we have bike routes, and we have traffic that is really important, particularly to the businesses that are on stockton street. one question we asked was if there is an opportunity to reallocate the roadway to better serve the uses we see on the street today? traffic analysis shows that there is a morning toll lane that is not at capacity right now, so our preferred design option really builds on this idea. what we have proposed is that we would eliminate that eastbound tolling, and that allows us to have two traffic lanes in each direction, and then we can provide parking all day on both sides of the street. a number of other streets -- streetscape amenities would be included such as crosswalk improvements, lighting. the package we are seeing in other streetscape improvements across the city. and in transit improvements. there are two bus stops on the street, so how to improve existing bus stop locations. if we zoom in, this is really t
to blame for a u.s. airways flight getting stuck in the tarmac at reagan national ain't. look at this. huffington post says -- airport. look at this. huffington post says this is a photo of the tires stuck in asphalt. this is incredible. we're told the 35 passengers and three crew members on board had to get off the plane so a tow vehicle could budge the jet out of the rut. the charleston, south carolina flight eventually took off after a three-hour delay. >>> pepco says anyone who lost power in the storm nine days ago has finally gotten it back. crews made the last of the connections overnight. now a customer has start an online petition asking pepco ceo joe rigby to bury the power lines using annual profits. the petition says pepco made $68 million in profit in the first three months of the year. a study by the electric power research institute says it would cost between 5 and $15 million per mile to bury the lines. >>> monitoring metro tonight after a derailment on the grand green line on the green line, metro says it's back up and running. the line was shut down between ft. totten
, not that is only required by law. so you can't make the findings and i would ask you to deny the conditional use and not make the findings. president fong: thank you. joyce lewis. we have to keep the door clear. i think most of you guys have kind of spoken already. kathleen courtney, frank clamath, michael finnick, i think you may have spoke already, willie adams. >> i'm joyce lewis. first of all, i would like to say that i have lived in the neighborhood for over 40-plus years and even as a child, myself and my siblings were sent to that church for sunday school. so i do have a long history with the church itself. i also wanted to note that the neighbors and the neighborhood association had tried to work with the developer and the respond -- sponsor for many years as we are anxious to have this abandoned building dealt with. it's a aye sore and the homeless and all of that other stuff that has been going on. but 20 years ago, it was really a beautiful church as one person had noted how it was so like a piece of art and so that it was actually an asset to the neighborhood. it brought space to the
state officials, but some of us have been left behind. a few years ago we took the delegation to vallejo, and warned ossie dviavis they were on trouble. the city went bankrupt. this is about how you treat the poor. at the end of the day, nations and states and localities have failed because the poor people do not have an opportunity. i want to put that in the front burner. i thank you for coming out and sharing the information you have on the city budget, thank you. [applause] >> fantastic ideas that we have heard here today. thank you, mayor and supervisors were coming out to hear these ideas. the arts are an incredible value add to san francisco. we bring in an enormous amount to the tourism budget. we hvave some funding with the hotel task fund. it has gone into the general fund, and we have a chance that is about to be completed for the 1% for public arts, and is being expanded. thank you, to a large amount of the soma area, and we want to make sure we don't lose this with the new housing developments coming up. there are chances to feed into this and it benefits the members of those
how science is helping people with mental and substance use disorders. joining us in our panel today are dr. h. wesley clark, director, center for substance abuse treatment, substance abuse and mental health services administration, u.s. department of health and human services, rockville, maryland; dr. thomas mclellan, director, center for substance abuse solutions, philadelphia, pennsylvania; dr. alexandre laudet, director, center for the study of addictions and recovery, national development and research institutes, incorporated, new york, new york; dr. candace peterson, associate scientist, evaluation shared service, university of wisconsin population health institute, madison, wisconsin. dr. clark, what does research to practice mean and what does it mean for a methodology or a practice to be evidence-based? research to practice is a concept that captures the evolvement in the research community with regard to various aspects of, in this case, substance abuse or mental health care in an effort to increase the ability to positively affect the individual who's affected by it.
isotope used to kill a russian kgb agent in london in 2006. like arafat alexanderlet nan co fell apart his body wasted. al sglaz sa jal /* jazz saal-ja was found in europe staurine st arafat's underwear. they say they will honor arafat's widow's request to have his body exhumed and an autopsy finally performed. this is the prime minister. >> was yasser arafat poisoned? >> generally that is the belief. whether or not that is the case remains to be seen. yasser arafat was subjected to (indiscernible). but it was -- the investigation is over. >> mark is the spokesman for israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. before i introduce the ambassador dan gellerman it is well-known he has fascinated its enemies. did israel kill arafat? do you deny any involvement if it comes out he was poisoned? >> not in time. we had nothing to do with it. we didn't like arafat. i make no bones about it. we saw him as a killer. we didn't kill him. the truth is all of the documents about his medical condition the palestinians have. instead of cultivating conspiracy theories make it public. >> form ambassador from
as in brussels. it is very good to have you with us. -- dw studio in brussels. the by london. scottish nationalists want independence. and why concierge are on the rise again in france. it will not be easy for the small island in the mediterranean. cyprus is taking over the presidency of the eu on the first of july at a time when europe is in its deepest crisis, but it knows the ins and outs of the union's problems only too well from its very own experience. there are closely intertwined with the greek economy, but help is on its way -- cyprus has asked for help from its european partners. in the past, it has turned to russia. >> these russian schoolchildren are rehearsing music numbers they will be performing at the next fall festival, but they only know russia from vacations. their home is cyprus. natalia also considers this harbor city her home. 13 years ago, the businesswoman made the move to the mediterranean. she now publishes a russian- language newspaper. she is proud of how much the russian community has contributed to prosperity in the island nation. >> they are important for
of mexican drug cartel and used to murder 300 mexicans and a american law enforcement officer. it an insult not only to briantery but african-americans everywhere. i grew up in the south and i know what racism looks like and fought against it my entire. and appointed more people of color than any governor in my statacy history and receiving 48 percent of the african-american i take a back seat to no one in fighting bigotry. it is not disappointing, it is dus gusting to hear the attorneys of and members of congress hiding behind racism instead of talking about why briantery was dead. and who is for it it insults african-americans that accomplished great things not because they were tanglewood resort properties incorporationed up but because they were the best at what they d. there is racism in this country, and i know that. but that is not the reason that eric holder is in. it is condescending of every taxpayer that wanting answering questions is about race. if we can't get government officials who are supposed to be accountable to the taxpayers f. they are people of color, they shouldn't ta
used before. so i hope that is separated from this and but, for this project cannot go forward, thank you. >> linda chapman for knob hill neighbors which fought a project once before. i thought 13000 sacramento was the worst thing that happened to knob hill. at least they kept the homeless and blight inside for the seven years that we fought them until we stopped it. during that time, it was recognized as such a threat to the city that all of the neighborhood groups came in and we had a list of 45 organizations including coalitions of churches and everyone else. we have to remember who is the owner here. it is the methodist church. the methodist church needs to get an alternative. they need to stop coming in with this kind of project. you have to use the no project alternative that is considered in the e.i.r. and vote no. and then eventually they will come in with something that will eliminate the blight whether it be partial restoration which we hope will happen or whether it be a project that is compatible with the neighborhood. this is a perfectly decent looking building. south of
's innovation is leading us out of the last three years of recession. i do not know about you but i am pretty tired of the recession. i made a statement several years ago that it was about time for an adjustment to the economy, things were too expensive, overheated. two years after that, i regretted making that comment. it was great to hear jim say when you look at education, you look at the programs, traveling around the world, that there is one constant. there are people and technology that say this is a place they want to be. entrepreneurs say this is where they want to be. when companies like facebook are started at an institution like harvard and a pier, you start to recognize why this is so special and fiber and why innovation is a bleeding heart economy. so let me try to give some brief introductions about our panel today. i have to confess, i only just met one of our panelists, lee said dyson, the ceo of coverity. she got a ph.d. in physics from mit but felt the urge to come out here to california and she did her research at stanford and lawrence berkeley. that is an indication we are
to speak briefly because i was not here for the previous land use committee meeting when we learned about the new production numbers. it actually put cpmc dangerously close to the trigger point that we had been discussing previously as something that was very hypothetical and almost impossible for this entity to reach. i wanted to say a couple of things since i did miss that announcement. i do want to appreciate the mayor's office for all of your work on this development deal. i really do appreciate your best intentions on this project. i further appreciate that the mayor's office is taking such a strong position on the continued opening of st. luke's. it is an incredibly important hospital in san francisco. i do not think any of us can discount how important the future and stability of that hospital is. everyone on the board of supervisors agrees and shares this as a priority. i just want to thank you for alerting us and continuing to work on ensuring that if we move forward, the stability of st. luke's and the future of st. luke's is insured and that development agreement. i just wanted
recommended approval. those were the highlights of that hearing. which will put us under general public comment. at this time, members of the public may address the commission on items except for agenda items. with respect to the agenda items, i your opportunity to address the commission will correspond with the agenda. i have one speaker card. president fong: great. i have one speaker card. linda chapman. >> at a recent hearing, i told you about the history, and i just wanted to talk a little bit more about some of those buildings we were trying to save. at the time on jones street, there was a big move to demolish rental housing to create condo's. there were lessons learned from that. 1300 sacramento and jones, which is still there, was proposed for demolition. the battle went on for seven years. at the time, it was considered sensitive. it was a curated building. it was landmarked. all the sudden, the developer decided it would be a good thing to develop a 2200 story condo. and he evicted his 22 tenants. and mentioned this before. and then, what happened? the planning commission did
as a people to heal around green plants, as the grass grows. we heal a little better. for us it's a giant green blanket that's covering our heros and comforting their families and once a year we get to come here and tuck them. in. >> reporter: at arlington national cemetery, kristin fisher, 9 news now. >> what change from just 24 hours ago. we were talking record breaking triple digits. top, we didn't hit 90 today and it felt so good. >> 102 yesterday, 87 today officially. that's quite a difference. that's about average. let me talk about those storms yesterday. the wind gusts south of us and fredericksburg, this came to us from spotsylvania, hail, pretty big hail. this is of spotsylvania. this was from wendy ellis. you can see how big the hail is, almost 1 1/4 itch, about the size of a quarter -- 1 1/4- inch, about the size of a quarter. the rest of us are enjoying a very nice evening, no worries what you see around town. in green there is simply a little propagation, if you will, ground clutter. 84 now, 86 frederick, 84 leesburg, 82 manassas and fredericksburg. this is a great evening
,000 square feet into office use. currently the building as 100,000 gross square feet, of which 24,000 square feet is dedicated to parking. the subject building will receive authorization for 49,000 square feet of office space. there are no alterations proposed under this application. the project sponsor has submitted a concerned maintenance plan. it would result in 140,000 of gross square feet. the proposed project requires the use of planning code section 8 cents bid has been found it eligible for the california register. 220, the historic preservation commission review the proposed maintenance -- june 20, the historic preservation commission reviewed the proposed maintenance plan. step was received no public comment on the proposed project and recommends approval. thank you. president fong: is there any public comment? >> good afternoon, commissioners. john on behalf of the private sponsor. the building was built in 1920's as an industrial building. it underwent renovation in 1984. it is currently being proposed to be completely converted to office use. there are no interior or exterior re
compared with projections, we recommend using the same marker as arena. thank you. >> thank you. any public comment on this item? we have two speaker cards. the first is dominate -- domin ique tan and hattie lu. any other public comment on this item? >> peter cohen. we spent a lot of time on the housing element drafting process. l ++ elements the city has had. it is nicely crafted. there were implementation measures at the back. number one would create what is number one would create what is called a dashboard, regular it is the best practice. we're institutionalizing our commitment. it is something we see we're holding ourselves to in our day- to-day practice. we're not here to tell the planning department how to work. we think these are compliments to how data is made available to the public, policymakers, and the board. on specifics, the mood to the administrative code makes sense. we looked at that. the section is where other monitoring requirements are being packaged. it seems an appropriate place. how are details suggestion is to title that in an intuitive way. we would suggest callin
will bring us more if we do more. we need more work, more door knocking, more convincing other voters to approve the plea want more for our children. now let's get to work. thank you. >> thank you. >> i wanted to make knowledge that this was her last meeting in that position. i am sorry we did not to acknowledge her and thank her for her service. >> any comments from the board? >> i want to say that csba is the only organization to have taken a support position on both tax initiatives. we think it is important. we think it is important the whole education committee be united in saying to everybody that we, the education committee, agrees with voters and citizens who are aware of the underfunding and cuts to public education and support higher taxes. i urge my colleagues. i am confident we will support that. we are interested and supportive of sending that message to our partners in the education committee. we support both of these. we feel the governor's initiative as an emergency stop gap. the other initiative as a first step. i thank my colleagues in advance for their support. i urg
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